KOHEN PRYOR SMITH

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Uncle Scott & Aunt Kristin

Scott and Kristin (and Conor!) came to spend the night last night! We had so much fun. Last night we ate at Crazy Hibachi and played trivia. Today we went to play golf. Poor Jason had to work today so he missed out on the fun. It was such great weather. I have to admit that I was REALLY excited about playing golf today. Sometimes I like to play without Jason because I find myself depending on him so much to tell me which club to use, where to aim, etc. But today it was all up to me! And I did really good (for not having played in about 4 months)!!! Kristin was AWESOME and took care of Kohen while Scott and I played. Below is a picture of Scott and Kohen after he got him out of his crib after his nap.


Let's go play golf mommy!!! Jason originally bought this golf bag (from Japan, Scotty Cameron has a huge market in Japan) to resale on ebay for lots of money since it's not sold in the states, but when I saw it, I fell in love, SO of course..I got to keep it :) Thanks babe :)

Kristin and Kohen




Kohen LOVED when Kristin would let him crawl on the grass while Scott and I putted




I see you mommy!!!


Kristin changing Kohen's diaper.....Scott just appears to be helping :)
What a GREAT day!!! I wish they could have stayed longer!!! I can't wait until they move into their new house so we can come stay the night with them!

In Control

So...we've been trying the self feeding again. This time we did more dry foods instead of mashed potatoes :) This is key, HA! Kohen is feeding himself great! AND he's not getting too messy. Notice in the picture below he doesn't even have a bib on!!! He's been eating peas, carrots, cut up chicken, pasta and different types of Gerber soft sticks for lunch and dinner. The first night I fed him peas, Jason and I couldn't believe our eyes when he kept eating them all and wanting more! I swear I refilled his plate with peas and carrots at least four times! I called my mom and told her that Kohen had eaten more peas in one sitting than I've eaten in my entire life!!! The only meal I spoon feed him is his oatmeal in the morning (BUT, I let him feed himself the messy bananas). Now if we could just master the sippy cup....
Look at that CLEAN face :)
I refilled his plate tonight twice! He loves his grown up food! AND, I only picked up three peas off the floor when he was finished!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fair pics and videos

We've been to the fair in Conway the past two days! The first day we went during daylight so we could see all the stinky farm animals. Jason stepped in poop the first 5 minutes we were there. Kohen was pretty laid back about the whole thing until we saw the little billy goats. Those were his favorite. Tonight we went back to the fair so Kohen could see all the lights and rides. We were hoping to ride a few with him, but it turns out they have rules about babies and rides! The only thing we rode was the merry-go-round. It was VERY stressful for me! Jason didn't ride so he could video. I'm only 5'2" so when the horse would rise to it's highest point, I would hang on to Kohen for dear life while I would rise to my tip top of my tippy toes!










Look at all the lights and crazy people on rides Daddy!




By the way, we're in our razorback attire b/c the Hogs played earlier...
We had a very good time. Below are some videos from the fair!
video video

Losing Control

A few days ago I let Kohen hold his own spoon and feed himself. He just held the spoon with his left hand and used his right hand to pick up the food and shove it in his mouth. For those of you who know me, you know that I don't like a mess... which is pretty strange considering I was an elementary art teacher. Kohen has been the best baby as far as not trying to grab the spoon when I feed him or making a mess during eating time. So he was very confused when he got to get messy!

We're still working on the sippy cup....He hasn't figured it out yet. He just likes to chew on the bottom of it. Luckily for me, it's spill proof :)

Ok, so at about this point I was beginning to freak out a little about the mess...

OMG... It's all over him... seriously, I can't take it...

He went straight to the tub after this. I've only let him "feed" himself once since this. He figured out how to pick his bowl up and turn it over... that's when I decided I was going to go back to feeding him myself! I know, I'm a horrible mom. I realize that he IS a baby, I also realize that he is a BOY, I realize he WILL get messy and this is just the tip of the ice burg, BUT for now... my baby boy will remain clean and tidy with clean hands and a clean face :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Day at the Park

Kohen sat in his first swing today! It was a nice day so I thought we would get out of the house and go to the park! The first park we went to didn't have an infant/toddler swing so we went to a different park. This park had 4 toddler swings!!! When I put Kohen in it, he looked at me like I was crazy. I started to push him and soon everyone at the park could hear him laughing his head off! He LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEEDDDDD the swing! I took this pictures with my iphone so they're not very clear.








Tuesday, September 22, 2009

11 months old!

Kohen is 11 months old today!!!The countdown begins today! His first birthday will be in only 1 month! I CAN NOT believe it! Kohen:
  • Sleeps through the night (about 10 hours)
  • Takes a morning nap and an afternoon nap (his naps last anywhere from 1 hour to 2.5 hours)
  • Breakfast foods include: Oatmeal and bananas or half of a waffle and fruit
  • Recognizes the words Dada, Momma, Kohen, Kitty, Baby, Kiss and Clap
  • Can say Da-da, Ma-Ma, the "K" sound (for Kitty), bye bye
  • Waves bye bye
  • Claps
  • Loves pushing his cart EVERYWHERE and can go completely across the room in point 2 seconds, HA!
  • Loves to sit in my lap while I read to him
  • Loves his grandparents very much
  • Has separation anxiety when it comes to his momma :)
  • Stage 3 baby food, plus some table food
  • 2 small bottles and 1 large bottle each day
  • Stage 4 diapers
  • Size 12-18 month clothing
  • Size 4.5 shoe
  • Has a momma who's obsessed with planning his first birthday!!!


A few days ago I went through his closet and drawers and put away everything he's outgrown or doesn't use anymore. I was determined to have my mind occupied while I did this so it wouldn't make me sad. Even now as I write about it, I have to not think too hard about it or I will cry. Below are some pictures of things that are being put away :(


Kohen only used a passy for about 4 or 5 months. He really didn't care for one so I'm not too sad to see these go.


Oh my, the bibs!!!! Seriously, I should have counted them. I bet Kohen has 100 bibs! My family always made fun of me for always having a bib on him. Shelley had a talk with me one day about how I buy Kohen such cute clothes but nobody ever sees what he's wearing because of his bib! So, yes, this does make me sad. Especially sad to pack away the ones that have his name on it :(

Burp rags.

Lots of shoes! These are SOME of the shoes he's gone through in the past 11 months! It seems like I'm always buying him shoes! Speaking of that, I just ordered him some really cute "Vans" from Zappos....hopefully they'll show up on my doorstep today :)

Tons of clothes. I don't think you can really tell how big these containers are from the picture.


Out with the old, in with the new!!! Kohen and I went shopping the other day and every single thing I bought was for him! I bought him 20 shirts, 8 pairs of pants and 1 pair of shoes. I didn't realize I had bought so much stuff until I stopped by Scott and Kristin's on the way home. I was showing Kristin what I had bought and as I was pulling each thing out I thought to myself, "Jason's going to kill me..." :) When I got home I told Jason I had good news and bad news. He wanted the bad news first. I said the bad news was that I spent too much money BUT the good news was Kohen was set for fall! Luckily Jason loved everything I bought and understood why I went crazy! Now it just needs to get cold!


These are some pictures of Kohen getting used to his new "walking" shoes.






On Friday we drove to Arkadelphia. We had a dinner to attend at HSU for "A Day with the Duke" golf tournament. We left early so we could visit some friends.

Kohen and I are ready Daddy, are you???

It was ssoooooooo good to go by the Tucker's house in Arkadelphia. Kohen loved meeting Marietta :) We also visited the Bell's, but I forgot to take a picture.


Cindy met us at the dinner and held Kohen for us while we ate. I'm SO glad she was there! I got to talk about girl stuff with her instead of golf stuff with the rest of the people at our table! I ended up having to leave the dinner with Kohen because he thought it would be fun to be VERY loud during the auction. So, Cindy and I went to visit Brooke! It was so good to catch up with the girls!
Cindy, Brooke and Kohen